Two Czech minority co-productions are part of the official Berlinale selection. Six other Czech features and series will be screened at the European Film Market and the Czech Film Fund, represented by its divisions Czech Film Center and Czech Film Commission, will be present at the market with a virtual booth. 

Streaming service DAFilms is partnering up with 11 film festivals from across both American continents this month for a spectacular program of 12 titles hand-picked by festival programmers and directors entitled “Recommended By… Festivals”. These partner film festivals, some of the best-regarded nationally and internationally for non-fiction cinema, themselves chart a course all along the map of the Americas, covering Peru, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, the Yukon in Canada, and the United States. Collectively, their choices reflect and emphasize the great diversity of styles of documentary filmmaking that can be found on the scene today.

Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj, Romania) reinforces and expands its industry platform for the 20th edition, in order to address current issues of the film sector and strengthen the Romanian pool of talents and its ties to neighbouring countries.

Transilvania IFF was the first major film festival to take place physically in Europe during the pandemic in the summer of 2020. The festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new summer edition, from July 23 to August 1, 2021. 

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We are thrilled to share with you the news about the launch of the New Horizons VOD platform. The NH VOD platform is co-created by the team at the Kids Kino International Film Festival parent of Kids Kino Industry and Kids Kino.Lab. We are proud and happy that the selection of children’s film chosen by the Kids Kino IFF team will be available for Polish audience at the NH VOD platform. We believe that this platform will help us promote the best high quality children’s films among Polish viewers all year round.


A great selection of films for the launch of the New Horizons VOD platform

Over 200 carefully selected films, including movies from the masters of cinema, festival hits from around the world and a unique offer for children – all these things are on offer on the New Horizons VOD platform created by the team at the New Horizons Association, the organisers of the New Horizons International Film Festival, the American Film Festival and the Kids Kino IFF, in conjunction with distributor Gutek Film, the project partner. Today, Friday, 26th February, we invite you to the nationwide launch of the platform (the platform is available only in Poland).

Also on 26th February, at 6:30 p.m. we invite you to meet the New Horizons Association team in a live streaming (available on the Facebook pages of New Horizons and the Kids Kino IFF), where we will talk about the offer and how NH VOD will work.

We hope you can’t wait for another KKI Talk. In March, we will focus on digital distribution, Virtual Cinemas and parallel windows. You can already save the date: 22nd March, 3-4 PM CET. Below, please find what you can expect from this session. The free registration for this session is open.

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN DISTRIBUTION

– Virtual Cinemas and parallel windows

The session will be run on ZOOM,
22nd March, 3-4 PM CET.

Book your place

This year’s 71st Berlin International Film Festival is a “hybrid event”, taking place in two stages – the online presentation of the official programme for the film industry representatives will last from 1 to 5 March; while the audiences will be able to see the selected films live between 9 and 20 June.

Three Slovenians have qualified for the nineteenth edition of the Berlinale Talents, dedicated to discovering new film authors from all over the world: the producer Nina Robnik as well as the screenwriters and directors Darko Štante and Urban Zorko. These talents have been selected from among 3,000 applicants from 65 countries, while the motto of this year’s edition was Dreams.

21 projects got selected for this year’s edition of DOC LAB POLAND organized by the Wladyslaw Slesicki Film Foundation. There are many recognized Polish filmmakers as Eliza Kubarska, Pawel Chorzepa, Piotr Bernas, Matej Bobrik among them. First session in 2021 will be held on April in Warsaw (online or in a hybrid mode) while the second one with pitchingis DOCS TO START, DOCS TO GO! and individual meetings is planned offline at Krakow Film Festival as part of the KFF Industry.

Every year, the Krakow Film Foundation Programme Council grants the Dragon of Dragon award for the exceptional contribution to the development of international cinema. At the 61st Krakow Film Festival, on the 1st of June, the award will be given to Piotr Dumała – the international master of animated film and the creator of original film techniques.

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn has been awarded the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival. It was announced by the Competition jury earlier today in a video presentation. Romanian-Luxembourgish-Czech-Croatian drama, directed by Radu Jude, was made with a contribution of Czech producer Jiří Konečný of endorfilm, and supported by the Czech Film Fund.


ABOUT THE FILM 

The film tells a story of Emi, a school teacher who finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure. Radu Jude delivers an incendiary mix of unconventional form, irreverent humour and scathing commentary on hypocrisy and prejudice in our societies.

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Charlatan is the main winner of the Czech Lion Awards 2020. A drama, directed by Agnieszka Holland and produced by Šárka Cimbalová & Kevan Van Thompson, won Best Feature Film, Best Director and three more categories. Six Czech Lions belong to Shadow Country, Best Documentary Feature award went to Caught in the Net and the very first ever Best Animated Film is A Colourful Dream.